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Assistant Project Manager, Design and Construction


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Position Title: Assistant Project Manager, Design and Construction
Job Code: 445198
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

The Assistant Project Manager, Design and Construction (APM) will report directly to Prudential’s Vice President of Design and Construction. They will assist Project Managers and Directors on multiple projects on a local and national level. This position affords the candidate an opportunity to assist and work on a mix of projects, that may include: office workspace renovations; building amenity redesigns; process improvement reviews and Corporate Real Estate systems redesign/testing.

Prudential is seeking an energetic, self-motivated experienced APM to assist in the management of a variety of projects in a timely and reliable manner. The candidate will collaborate with PMs and Directors to help coordinate all aspects of a project from its inception through turnover/warranty period. Tasks will include the documentation of the client’s project scope, developing estimates, preparing a project schedule and tracking progress, working with architects, engineers and consultants. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the collection of initial business requirements and data, defining scope, preparing estimates, developing and tracking project schedules (using Microsoft Project), managing budgets, identifying and tracking issues through resolution, project communications, managing the bid process, preparing contracts, and managing construction administration through close out.



  • Assist/Manage projects from inception through turnover/warranty period
  • Focus on the specific needs of the project, client, vendors, contractors, other stakeholders and as required customize approach to meet the specific needs of the project
  • Assist PMs/Directors, stakeholders and design team to develop scope, schedule and budget
  • Identify project risks and opportunities
  • Assist the coordination of all weekly meetings, prepare agendas, meeting logistics and minutes that clearly define and assign action items and delivery dates
  • Assist in the development and preparation of effective presentations and updates for management
  • Communicate clearly (written and verbal) with project team and all stake holders
  • Assist in the coordination of the vendor/contractor bidding and leveling process
  • Assist in the coordination of all vendor/contractor/sub-contractor activities with property management and stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of updating the project status reports, prepare contracts and change orders, process invoices and update project tracking reports
  • Maintain accurate project files in accordance with Prudential standards
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities that may be assigned

  • Post-secondary education in Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design or Project Management preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 2-5 years or relevant work experience
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage and drive activities in order to execute the project plan.
  • Ability to enforce accountability within the project team consisting of: architects, engineers, contractors, internal support staff and administrative support staff.
  • Desirable to have an understanding of the construction process, including but not limited to design, budgeting, scheduling etc
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational and documentation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Effectively collaborate with clients, design professionals, contractors and landlords
  • Ability to tailor communication style to meet the needs of the audience
  • Ability to successfully manage conflict and resolve differences
  • Self-motivated, ability to prioritize and manage multiple deliverables with limited oversight
  • Experience in service industry a plus
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project;
  • Visio and Access knowledge a plus
  • Demonstrates aptitude for learning in a fast paced environment

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Project Management
Schedule: Full-time
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